SMELL LAB EVENTS 2012

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 28 May, 2012 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publishing
"Redefining the High Life"

      
          World Science Festival includes a Fragrance Event

   The annual World Science Festival returns to New York with several events tailored to the excitement of science. This year, one of those events will shed light on the science of fragrance.


   IFF SMELL LAB (The International Flavors and Fragrances), world known for its engaging and interactive educational awareness of the science of olfaction and the chemistry of art in perumery will hold this event on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 10am-6pn at the Washington Square park. One of the best parts of this event is that admission is FREE.

  This event with the inferences on fragrance will include the following activities such as Design Your Own Fragrance, Smell Station, Pick Your Scent, Mix and Name Your Scent and Keep It.

  You will also get an opportunity to meet the IFF scientists who will be on hand all day to talk about the science of smell.

   www.worldsciencefestival.com


  Photos: Courtesy of World Science Festival




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A BOOK REVIEW

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 26 May, 2012 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publishing
"Redefining the High Life"


     Vanilla: The Cultural History of the World's Favorite Flavor and Fragrance
                                      A BOOK REVIEW

   I purchased a book several months ago and I have to be honest with my busy schedule and two small children, it takes me a while to complete a book but I eventually will read it in its entirety.

   Since I was a child the scent of vanilla captivated me. It is a mild but rich scent that I have adored and I love vanilla in almost everything I use from pastries to fragrance and everything in between.

   
   I was searching on amazon.com and came across a book that thought me a lot about my favorite scent and perhaps why I love it. The book is titled,"Vanilla: The Cultural History of the World's Favorite Flavor and Fragrance" by Patricia Rain.

   My search on the vanilla orchid is endless and I am always looking for new and previous information about it because it is surrounded by so much history from all parts of the world.

   Patricia Rain elegantly and easily explains the history of vanilla and how the passion for this orchid is loved worldwide.

   The history of vanilla in this book starts with the legend of "Totonac legend about Mesoamerican times" and it continues through the vibrant development of vanilla in Mexico.

   Ms. Rain brings the history of vanilla up-to-date with how it affects our lives in pretty much everything that we use.

  Vanilla:The Cultural History of the World's Favorite Flavor and Fragrance enlightened me with the chapter about how the perfume industry spends billions of dollars to create its likeness in some of our most beloved scents.

  So, if you are like me and love the scent of vanilla, please read this book. It will share important history about this most important orchid and why we love it so.


  About the Author: Patricia Rain, Vanilla Queen, is an anthropologist, culinary historian, lecturer,  vanilla broker, consultant and President of 'The Vanilla.COMpany (www.vanilla.com) who is based in central California.


  Vanilla: The Cultural History of the World's Favorite Flavor and Fragrance- Hardcover, New York; Tarcher/Penguin, 2004; 372 pages; ISBN# 1-58542-363-7; Retail Price $22.95 USA, $34.00 Canada

  Note: Bio of Patricia Rain taken from the book "Vanilla: The Cultural History of the World's Favorite Flavor and Fragrance"

  Photo: Photo of book cover courtesy of www.goodbooksinthewoods.com , photo of Patricia Rain courtesy politics-palateeventbrite.com



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HAMSA PERFUME

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 25 May, 2012 0 comments

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                                                                HAMSA PERFUME
                                                  The Fragrance from the Motherland

  The Hamsa amulet is an age old mystical symbol that is said to bring good luck and protection from evil. With this in mind, Celine Leora, designer for HAMSA Perfume created this fragrance as a dedication to her mother. Not  just for the reason of protection against evil spirits but what Hamsa means and brings to the world is holiness, healing and miracles.



  Ms. Leora grew up in Morocco, North Africa and Africa, the continent and 'motherhood of civilization' according to recent historians is created with fragrance oils that is dedicated to the earth and the protection of all mankind.


  HAMSA Perfume will surround you with energy and a deep presence of smooth and engaging rich notes of fragrances that enhances the body, mind and spirit. It can be worn day and night and it is not overbearing for office wear.


 This fragrance is created with the world's finest ingredients that are not only spiritual but good for the body.


 HAMSA Perfume also represents other countries in harmony and peace with scents from Eastern, Western and Middle Eastern cultures.


 To get peace...you have to want it and with HAMSA Perfume you know that the elements will surround you with endless protection. This wonderful fragrance comes in a unique shaped bottle with the symbol of the Hamsa amulet elegantly etched on it.


  HAMSA Perfume consist of White Lotus, Frankincense, Black Currant and Coffee.


 White Lotus helps in meditation by calming the mind; promoting peace, serenity and improving concentration.


 Frankincense is considered the "Holy anointing oil" in the Middle East.
It is known to increase spiritual awareness, promote meditation, improve attitude and uplifts spirits.


Black Currant inspires heightened sensuality.


Coffee is calming and helps reduce depressive symptoms.




 hamsa-perfume.com


 Photo: bottle of HAMSA Perfume courtesy of free-press-release.com and photo of Celine Leora courtesy of her Facebook page and photo of Hamsa amulet courtesy of balkandgirl. tumblr.com

 Note: HAMSA Perfume was experienced via a sample size.




  F.H.


 



NEW SPRING SCENTS FILL THE AIR

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 19 May, 2012 1 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publishing
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                                         NEW SPRING SCENTS FILL THE AIR IN 2012                         

     
    I love the array of new spring fragrance launches. All are unique in their own way and they bring a freshness in the air. Yes, there is truly many of these launches each season. So far, I have listed the fragrances that I have encountered. There will be more to come but I wanted to mention these fragrances because they define what spring is all about.

   Spring is about freshness and renewal. A new birth that brings hope and live to our earth.

   I hope you get to encounter them too. Try something new and bring out the renewal in you.


   ANGEL by JoAnne Bassett
   STRAWBERRY PASSION by Skye Botanical and Opus Oils
   BELOVED by Amouge
   PEONEVE by Penhaligon
   AEDES DE VENUSTAS SIGNATURE EAU DE PARFUM by Aedes De Venustas
   SECRET GARDEN & SEPIA by Aftelier Perfume
   UN BATEAU POUR CAPRI by Eau D' Italie
   GOLDY and BRODERIE by Hayari Parfum
   HINDU HONEYSUCKLE by Providence Perfume Company
   VANILLE by Micallef
   ROSE by Ishtar
   GUIMAUVE DE SOIE, PRETTY & PINK, SWEET DREAMS by DSH (Dawn Spencer Hurwitz)
   ANTHEA and DAPHNE by Lord's Jester
   BAMBOO HARMONY & WATER CALLIGRAPHY by Kilian
   GLI INVISIBILI COLLECTION by Hilde Soliani
   OUD STARS by Xerjoff
   NUIT ETOILEE by Annick Goutal
   PLUM BLOSSOM COLOGNE by Jo Malone


photo credit: MMC Sunken Garden courtesy of tennistousanblogspot.com





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